Vaping is a popular way of consuming CBD, but it may create some questions in the mind of a new consumer. It can be a bit unfamiliar for a new customer to try CBD vape out of all the other methods of taking CBD as a supplement. However, both new and experienced consumers can try vaping for unique benefits it has to offer.
Our goal is to clear your confusion about vaping CBD and discuss how you can be benefited trying this consumption method of CBD. We will try to answer the questions you have when it comes to vaping CBD.
Familiarize Yourself with Vaping
When you use an electronic device known as an e-cigarette, vape-pen or vaporizer to inhale vaporized liquid (also known as e-liquid), it is called Vaping. But how does it work when it comes to vaping CBD?
Vaping CBD — How Does It Work?
When you start vaping, a cell-powered heating device instantly heats up an e-liquid and converts it into vapor, which you then inhale. CBD Vape can quickly pass through the tiny air sacs of your lungs called alveoli and reaches the bloodstream. The vaporized CBD e-liquid goes through alveoli and mixes with the bloodstream. Once CBD compound is in the bloodstream, it can quickly travel to the brain. Then, CBD reacts to the cannabinoid receptors in your brain which are a segment of the endocannabinoid system.
CBD e-liquid — What does it Contain?
CBD vape e-liquid consists of CBD isolate or whole extract hemp oil (also known as full spectrum cbd oil) with a carrier liquid. Many CBD vape oils include PG (propylene glycol), VG (vegetable glycerin) or a combination of both. Vegetable Glycerin generates thick smoke cloud while Propylene Glycol generates strong throat strike. E-liquids without VG and PG need another carrier liquid (i.e. MCT oil).
CBD e-liquid also comes with different flavor additives. The choice of flavoring varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. Some use natural flavoring (i.e. terpenes), while other uses artificial flavoring.
Vaping vs. Smoking — Which one is better?
Every time you smoke a cigarette or marijuana, you inhale the combusted materials, whereas when you inhale vape, the vaporizer creates vaporized steam and releases it slowly, which is less harmful for your lungs.
Vaping CBD vs. Other Methods of Consumption
When you take CBD products orally, like CBD gummies, it goes to your stomach and you have to digest it. The effect of consuming edible CBD is not instantaneous. However, when you inhale CBD vape, it reaches your bloodstream via tiny sacs in your lungs, and you will experience the effects almost instantly.
CBD Vape — How much I should consume?
Limits of using CBD vape products vary from user to user. You have to keep in mind CBD vape can be 4 times more effective than other forms of CBD products, as suggested by the product manufacturers. So it is always recommended to start with a low dose, one or two inhales to start. Continue with small doses for a few days. If desired result is not achieved, you can increase the dose slightly.
Are There Risks?
In early 2018, a study on vape at John Hopkins University showed that at the time of heating vape coil some noticeable amount of heavy metals, like nickel and chromium, actually gets mixed with the vapor, which is then inhaled by the user, who would otherwise never inhale those metals. The long term impact of inhaling such metal particulate is still unknown.
Different Vape Pens
There are many kinds of vape pens available in the market. At the time of buying vape pens, you have to consider 3 major things, which are ease of use, flavor, and potency.
Ease of use
Some vape pens are manufactured for beginners and others are manufactured for experienced consumers. Some common types are:
Pre-filled vape pen: Pre-filled vape pens caters the need of newbie vape users. It comes pre-filled with cbd vape oil and the users do not have to think about pouring the vape oil into vape cartridge and it is disposable after usage.
Disposable cartridges: Vape cartridges can come empty or pre-filled and is attached to a vape battery, which can be recharged. These cartridges can be refilled or disposed of after use. Vape cartridges contain a rechargeable battery. Users can easily change the vape cartridge and keep the battery for multiple uses. Thus, it ensures greater flexibility for the users.
Vape mod: It has a large vaporizer that can hold a greater amount of vape oil. Vape mods can also produce large vape clouds. It can enhance the longevity of the oil and enhance its flavor. The user does not have to refill as frequently, as it can hold significant quantity of oil at a time.
Potency of Vape Oil
It is important to consider the potency of e-liquid when it comes to choosing the right CBD vape oil. You can determine what potency is right for you by means of trial and error. It is advised to start with a small dose and gradually try products with a higher potency, as per your need.
Vape oils come in different flavors. Whichever you prefer, artificial or natural, you will discover there are more flavor options to discover.
Vaping CBD oil may feel like daunting task if you are a beginner. But if you take your time and go through the initial learning curve, you will soon discover that it can become a part of your daily routine.